Supplements that are stored elsewhere are prone to “deliquescence,” a process in which moisture and condensation cause water-soluble vitamins, such as B vitamins and vitamin C, to dissolve. Storage areas shall be designed or adapted to ensure adequate and good storage conditions. In particular, they must be clean and dry and kept within acceptable temperature limits. Food supplements should be stored off the floor and properly spaced to allow cleaning and inspection.
E) You must keep the product received in conditions that protect it against contamination and deterioration and avoid confusion. Instruct your employees to notify their supervisors if they have or are reasonably likely to have a health condition described in paragraph (a) (of this section) that could cause microbial contamination of any component, dietary supplement, or any contact surface. A) You must take the necessary steps to determine if the packaging of dietary supplements meets the specifications, so that the condition of the package guarantees the quality of your dietary supplements; You must take steps to exclude from any operation anyone who may be a source of microbial contamination, due to a health condition, when such contamination may occur, of any material, including components, dietary supplements and contact surfaces used in manufacturing, packaging , the labeling or storage of a dietary supplement. A) You should visually examine each immediate container or group of immediate containers in a shipment to check if the appropriate content label, the containers are damaged or the seals broken to determine if the condition of the container may have caused contamination or deterioration of the packaging and labels.
E) You must keep components in conditions that protect against contamination and deterioration and prevent confusion. The warehouse shall establish appropriate documented procedures and instructions related to all storage and distribution of food supplement products. Keep gloves used to handle dietary components or supplements in an intact, clean and hygienic condition. Procedures will be established and maintained for editing, reviewing, approving, using and controlling changes in all documents related to distribution and storage activities.
A) You must keep dietary components and supplements under appropriate temperature, humidity and light conditions so that the identity, purity, concentration and composition of the components and dietary supplements are not affected. You must distribute dietary supplements under conditions that protect dietary supplements from contamination and deterioration. You must ensure that all contact surfaces, used to manufacture or contain dietary components or supplements with low moisture content, are dry and hygienic when used. The warehouse will carry out a self-evaluation of its operations in order to monitor the application and compliance with the principles of good storage and distribution practices of food supplement products and, if necessary, adopt corrective and preventive measures.
All personnel involved in storage and distribution activities must be competent, based on appropriate education, training, skills and experience, with respect to the requirements of good distribution and storage practices for the distribution and storage of food supplement products, as appropriate. The storage conditions of food supplements must comply with the manufacturer's recommendations. C) You must store components, dietary supplements, packages and labels in conditions that do not cause confusion, contamination, or deterioration of components, dietary supplements, containers and labels.